The adirondack chair, comfortable inside and out. Also called a Muskoka chair in different areas of the world, Adirondack chairs are usually constructed of durable pine woods or cedar, although other materials are also successfully used.
Well made Adirondack chairs are considered top be good quality outdoor furniture and they can often last for generations.
The design forerunner of the popular adirondack of today was designed by Thomas Lee in 1903, but it was eventually patented Harry Bunnell.
The original Adirondack chair was designed to be simple and modern with comfy curves. In fact they are very comfortable, providing excellent lumbar support. These chairs also include other accessories such as a table for placing drinks and books. Sometimes there is a section in the arm of the chair to place drinks too.
The basic design of Adirondack furniture has grown in recent years, now including over a hundred different beds and chairs andother lines of furniture, moving away from the traditional types. Other changes in the chair design show a curved back for comfort.
Nothing can be more relaxing than sitting in wooden adirondack cedar chairs with nice wide and flat armrests. Popular woods used to make this famous furniture include red cedar or white, teak, cypress, mahogany, alder, pine and eucalyptus wood, either yellow or white. Wood can be stained and varnished to preserve the natural color or it can be painted any color you desire. Some materials need to be painted or stained and varnished regularly to preserve its beauty and appeal.
Some people use resin rather than wood because it is easier to use and more durable. Plastic Adirondack chairs are not as beautiful as wood, but they are cheaper and can last for a very long time. a winner in sustainability amongst natural materials is teak. With an average life expectancy of 75 years, teak is ideal for outdoor furniture construction. However teak is very expensive, and so it may be out of reach for those with a small budget.
Adirondack chairs were once the special feature of colonies and retreats, however now they are seen much more widely, by the front door, in gardens, houses and holiday homes in the mountains and by the sea. They are beautiful pieces of furniture that you can remember the holiday with fondly.